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c cantor's loss is looming large. meet the candidate challenging one of the most unpopular republicans in the country. will his candidacy actually re-elect that republican? it's tuesday, june 17th, 2014. 2 1/2 years after their high-profile withdrawal, u.s. troops are back in iraq. president obama sent a war powers act letter to congress, informing them of the deployment of up to 275,000 -- excuse me, 275, not thousand, u.s. troops to the baghdad embassy. 100 more are standing by in the region if needed. isis militants, the splinter group that's swept through northern and western iraq that
stands an hour or so outside baghdad. the u.s. troops have been equipped for combat if the need arises, but are there mostly for the security of the embassy and of americans. in a letter to senator leahy, the president wrote the action is pursuant to my constitutional authority to conduct u.s. foreign relations and as commander in chief and chief executive. as for the embassy itself, it is still open. the state department has said it has had to restrict some surfaces and some nonessential staff have been moved out. meanwhile, president obama continues to consider whether to take up more aggressive action, including some form of air strikes, be they from actual jet fighter or drones. he met with the security team last night, everyone from the vice president to the defense secretary and the attorney general. meanwhile, former secretary of state hillary clinton continues to weigh in, on her book tour, supporting the president's decision to call for political reform as a prerequisite for any
u.s. military help. >> i have made clear that i would not support any effort by the united states to back up his government unless the conditions we have been asking for, for a number of years, were finally met. >> on monday, secretary of state kerry's deputy, bill burns, met with iranian officials on the sidelines of the nuclear talks to discuss possible areas of cooperation to combat the sunni militants in iraq after secretary of state kerry himself opened the door to working with iran. >> we're open to discussions if there's something constructive that can be contributed by iran, if iran is prepared to do something that is going to respect the integrity and sovereignty of iraq and the ability of the governmental reform. >> interestingly, when kerry made those comments very publicly yesterday morning, the administration spent the rest of the day walking them back. first the administration, then the pentagon putting any limits
of any talk of a u.s./iran formal working relationship. there is absolutely no intention, no plan to coordinate military activities between the united states and iran. on the ground, militants are pushing closer to baghdad. fighting is being reported about 30 miles away where militants had laid siege and are fight in militants. here is what he says is going on in baghdad. >> reporter: chuck, this city and the iraqi government are certainly on war footing. when you turn on the local television, you just see patriotic songs, praising of the iraqi army, thousands of new recruits are joining up. these are mostly shiites who responsibled to a call from their religious leaders to back the state, back prime minister
maliki, now often wearing a military uniform sees himself as leading this fight against isis, the al qaeda offshoot. maliki reaching out to the sunni community. that doesn't seem to happen. instead, he is fighting a war he thinks he is fully justified in doing practically whatever is necessary to fight isis, baath party, former supporters of the late saddam hussein. and sunni tribesman. sunni tribesmen and isis were working together to execute iraqi soldiers. if maliki continues to attack isis and sunni tribes, it's not that he's reaching out to the sunni community. he's attacking the sunni community. chuck? >> that's for sure, richard. thank you very much. the fear that this fighting is
now the last straw that certainly will split the country in to three pieces. let's take a look at the map here. yellow, this is your sunni area. this is where, of course, this has been bleeding over into syria. orange is, for all intents and purposes the future stand. of course, here is baghdad and the shia. this is the part, might not be the parti tichlt on that joe biden envisioned when he first floated this out but the self pa partitioning has already taken place. what's going on here in these sunni or isis-controlled areas, what the shias and what maliki is trying to hold up. good luck seeing the kurds come back into the territory. that's why there's this assumption that self partition
may be a feta com plea. this idea of the fighting that's heating up, that maliki believes he is fighting a war, not talking about some sort of political peace offering or olive branch in order to get the united states to cooperate with him. self partitioning, will this end up what some in the iraqi public want? >> over the course of the last decade or so, there definitely have been natural fractures that have happened in the iraqi society. the population center has shifted as the government of prime minister nuri al maliki has in the southern part of the country. the reality on the ground is now reflecting an increased division among the sectarian groups. here in the kurdish region, they have definitely solidified their control on this territory.
they pretty much now have a thousand kilometer long border with isis, not the iraqi national army. the country's -- the region's prime minister alluded to that in an interview with the bbc, saying it is time, perhaps, for the sunni community to have their own enclave within iraq to try to build trust. that, right now, is the reality on the ground. there are divisions. there are fractures that have separated along ethnic and sectarian lines. >> ayman, you're speaking a lot with some kurds. i guess i would ask you, do they even have any interest in a unified iraq or at this point would they prefer to be governing their own territory? do they want to be a full country or is it some sort of weak federal system? >> reporter: well, right now, there's no dousht that the kurdish region, and certainly kurdish citizens have their own ethnic identity that is more
autonomous than anywhere in the country. if they do have a state or try to declare independence, keep in mind they would be a land locked country surrounded by four other countries that are traditionally hostile toward kurds, turkey, iran, syria and iraq. they would be in a very geopolitical situation. they're buying time. they pretty much control their own affairs internally and externally. they have oil. they're happy and content with controlling their own affairs. >> ayman, thank you very much. coming up after the break, weighing the options. i'll talk to both former bush administration official wolfowitz and new jersey senator democrat who heads up the committe committee. the president will be in pittsburgh.
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the u.s. has positioned at least half a dozen naval ships in the persian gulf and sent military personnel to the middle east, giving president obama plenty of options to respond to the situation in iraq. we're still waiting to hear from his team. senator bob menendez, good morning to you, sir. >> good morning. >> the debate in washington and new york is what should the president do. but is anybody asking the question of should the united states be doing anything? do you think that that is a
question that should be pondered? >> well, clearly, it's a question. the reality is a couple fold here. number one is prime minister maliki, as i called upon him privately last year when he was here, and publicly afterwards, needs to stop his autocratic style and be all inclusive in his governing otherwise this reality that's unfolding in iraq will be a continuing one. then the question is, what's the national security interest of the united states? isis is clearly, in my mind, not only desirous of creating a shia covenant over iraq but would like to attack the united states. we have to think about the consequences of having them be able to operate in the heart of the middle east. >> it seems as if there's almost two separate issues here. on one hand, you're saying the united states has a national security interest to go after
isis no matter what maliki does. at the same time, you also said there should be a condition placed that maliki has to agree to certain conditions before the united states comes in. can it be an either/or? it sounds like you're making a simultaneous case, united states has a responsibility to stop and thwart isis, full stop. >> yeah. well, look -- >> then what do you do with maliki? >> the first goal is to get maliki to be all inclusive. air power doesn't end sectarian divide. political leaders and prime ministers do. at the end of the day, if isis continues, then we'll have to -- and succeeds, then we'll have to consider what is the threat to us. and i believe isis would clearly want to launch attacks against the united states. whether it be successful or not would be a question, but their desire to do so and the ability to launch from a place in which they could act with impunity is
something we have to consider in our national interest. >> do you believe partitioning is inevitable in iraq? >> i don't know if it's inevitable. if prime minister maliki survives this attack by isis and doesn't include sunnis particularly, and kurds at the end of the day, then that may be the inevitable conclusion. you can't look as the leader of the country at every sunny and ultimately think that they are a threat to you. if that is the case, then sun nis will see no future in a country in which they are looked at as the person of suspect versus as a citizen of the state. >> do you believe we would be in this situation with isis, had the president gone ahead without congress' approval and gone and done some limited air strikes in syria? >> well, remember that what our air strikes would have been at the time were for the purposes
of stopping assad's ability to deliver chemical weapons against his own citizens. whether that would would have stopped isis is questionable. but i do think the lack of engagement by the entire world in syria has allowed isis to build there and ultimately now march on iraq, break the border and iran has been in the midst of creating the circumstances in which an isis now can be actually seen as a threat to them. so the reality is that had we engaged more robustly in syria, as the senate foreign relations committee did in order to arm syrian rebels, maybe we would be in a different position. >> let me ask you this one final question with iraq. the united states, regardless of what your view was, what the president's view was, whether it
should have happened or not, is there a pottery barn rule as to whether the united states government has the responsibility of dealing with iraq in a way that it wouldn't with other countries? >> chuck, as you may know, i voted against the war in iraq when i was in the house of representatives. now the question is, what's in the national security interest of the united states? i would simply say while i don't advocate bringing boots on the ground in order to stop the march of isis, the challenge is what is in our interest? what are the consequences to us? and in that regard, we have to both think about whether or not there's targeted and limited in duration strikes that may be able to change the tide. and also i hope the administration is not thinking about engaging iran. it was iran that trained shia militias in which many of our wounded warriors bear the scars of. >> duly noted on that last
point. no working with iran. senator men endez, appreciate your time. thank you very much. >> thank you. joining me now, paul wolfowitz. many have called him the architect of the original war in iraq. thank you for coming on this morning. >> by the way, if i had been the architect, things would have been run very differently. >> okay. >> so that's not a correct label. >> fair enough. let me ask you this. there is certainly going to -- there's certainly plenty of i told you sos, whether the president left too early, when it comes to troops in there, and whether we should have gone in the first place. given where things stand today and you look back, any regrets about trying to go in and change the political landscape of iraq that was done back in 2003? >> iraq was a broken country under saddam with another ten years under saddam, it would be a more broken country and we would have still had this arab
uprising that iraq would have inevitably been thrown into. the real point is not to do the i told you sos. let's figure out a sense out of this mess. if we come out of it in good shape then the people who helped get us out of it can claim a lot of credit. if we come out of it in bad shape there will be a lot more finger pointing. right now the focus needs to be on what needs to be done. >> it appears that the country is self partitioning. is that going to end up being the most stable result at this point, if you're looking for at least temporary stability? >> look, bear in mind, this is a much bigger problem than iraq. the problem is, al qaeda is not on the road to defeat. al qaeda is on the march. we should say al qaeda. isis seems like some obscure thing. it's even more obscure when you say shia and sunni. >> you use that phrase obscure.
i caught it on "meet the press" and i thought sunni/shia, is not obscure. this has been a fight for a thousand years. no? why do you call it obscure? >> i know, but -- because americans, it means nothing to americans where al qaeda means everything to americans. senator menendez even just finished calling the isis shia. we don't know -- i don't think you could tell me the difference between a shia and sunni. if you can, you're one of a handful. my point is these are the same people, they're affiliated with the same people who attacked the united states on 9/11 and still have the intention of attacking the united states and europe. that's why it matters. it doesn't matter that much if iraq ends up in different pieces. frankly, i think the most likely result -- and it's already well on the way -- is much greater autonomy and one of al maliki's mistake sincere not giving him autonomy.
the kurds have done very, very well, thank you. northern iraq sometimes called kurdistan, has done very well. whether in syria, libya or in that matter, afghanistan or northern pakistan. these people are still out to get us. this war isn't over. we may try to say it's over, but it's still with us. >> so, do you believe, then, that this should be -- should the administration not try to put conditions on maliki? should this be used as an opportunity? i heard basically both sides of the argument from menendez. on one hand he wanted some form of a condition based agreement. the u.s. wouldn't come in and help unless maliki agreed to some sort of political reform. then he made the same argument you're making about isis, which is they're a national security threat and the united states has to do something about it. it sounds like you can't do both. maliki is not going to
cooperate. is the united states really not going to do anything about isis? >> we face this had kind of problem in many situations historically. we have to work with less than adequate allies. >> right. >> because we have some interest -- think back to korea in the 1950s. that country was a mess. if we had walked away from the maliki at that time, we would have north korea taking over. we have to -- maybe it's not the right phrase -- we have to walk and chew gum at the same time. i would say one of the ways you do that is you don't only work with maliki. you work with the kurds, for example. the kurds have a big role to play in this. for the last couple of years, my understanding is we've sided with maliki against the kurds, even on the sale of oil when he's behaving badly. he needs us. we should take advantage of
that, and not let him go down because of some constitution al condition in advance. >> i know you're a policy guy. you've never held elected office. public opinion here, as you know, when it comes to intervening in foreign situations these days, the public is nowhere near engagement the way it was ten years ago, five years ago. shouldn't political leaders have to acknowledge that the public just doesn't have the stomach for this? >> well, yes. but political leaders lead. and they explain to the public that this is -- you don't like my using the word. you explain to the public, this isn't some obscure conflict between shia and sunni that you don't understand. this is about preventing another 9/11. that was barely ten years ago. people understand that one. if we wait until something terrible happens, believe me, there will be no need to explain the need for action. it's just that many of our
options will be gone. the american public has a lot nor common sense than they sometimes are given credit for and they understand the difference between people who want to kill americans and people who are purely in an internal squabble. this, unfortunately, is not a purely internal iraqi squabble. >> people will hear you say al qaeda and say you're just trying to stir up public support because it's easier to get the public behind something if they're afraid of al qaeda boogeyman here. these are al qaeda-inspired. but sometimes -- you know, everybody gets attributed to al qaeda if they don't like america these days in the middle east. >> i'm sorry, no, that's not -- chuck, then if you want to muddy the issue, you can muddy the issue. a lot of people in the middle east who don't like americans, many of them who come and live here, by the way. people who run around with masks on and carry black flags,
recruiting europeans and americans to fight in syria so they can go back and attack in their own countries. we're not making something up here. no one wants -- look, no one, myself included, would like it better than to be able to say let iraq and iraqis problem, leave it to them. al qaeda is an american problem as well as an iraqi problem. maliki has screwed things up badly. that doesn't mean we can wash our hands of it. >> paul wolfowitz, thank you for coming out this morning, sir. >> thank you. how are democrats gearing up to working with a new republican leadership and where are democrats on the issue of iraq? number two democrat in the house, republican steny hoyer joins me next. first, who is the most recent missouri native to be the president of the senate? first person to tweet the
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isis, whatever you call it, the group wishes us no good and has historically taken a lot of american s americans' lives. we have a real stake in this. the question becomes what do you do? that's a much more complicated issue once we decide it has consequences for us, what do we do, i think we'll have to talk about that. i talked to the administration over the weekend. on friday, tony blanken. frankly, i didn't have any incisive advice to give him. we'll have to see what options are available to us to try to dissuade and defeat the proponents of terrorism. clearly there's a lot of blame to go around. right now we need to look at what can we get done in an effective way that will have long term consequences, not just temporary. >> should this be separated almost from the iraq issue itself, which is that president obama should frame this as a,
look, this is about isis or this is about this specific group that is wreaking havoc in syria and in iraq? >> actually, it's a broader issue than that, though, in my view. mainly because maliki has failed to do what he absolutely needed to do, that is bring in the sunni community into the coalition. it's been a shia/sunni confrontation with the sunnis feeling correctly, i think, shutout. bremer started that. maliki has continued that. i think that's part of the problem, but not all of the problem. you have a group, whether it's in syria, in iraq, in iran that very much wants to see their group in power and others shut out. that's not going to work. so, we need both a short-term strategy and a longer term st t strate strategy. >> does this fall into the president's -- essentially the war authorization passed way
back, does this fall under that power and he can continue without going to congress? >> i believe the answer to that is yes. we gave him very broad powers. we may want to reconsider those at some point in time but he has the authority to act, yes. >> let me move to your new dance partner. you work very closely with whoever is the number two on the house republican side. >> i do. >> the majority leader. what do you expect will be the same and what will change when it comes to working with kevin mccarthy versus an eric cantor? >> it appears most likely that kevin mccarthy will be elected, it's a testament to his members across the spectrum of the republican caucus. the republican party is a deeply divided party, at war with itself in many respects. the cantor loss was demonstrative of that.
mccarthy dois someone who does work across his party. i look forward to working with him, sitting down with him and coming to common agreements. >> congress gets very little done, but there's been some that worry that they'll get even less done without eric cantor there. are you in that camp? >> i'm not necessarily in that camp. boehner and mccarthy working together. and cantor, after all, is not leaving. i think people have dismissed too quickly eric cantor. he is a very influential and effective member of his party. he will be here the next six months. we need to deal with unemployment insurance, minimum wage. we need to deal with voting rights. i was hopeful that eric cantor would be helpful on that. i'm hopeful that mccarthy will be. we need to deal with comprehensive immigration reform that everybody across the spectrum thinks it's broken and
kevin mccarthy has indicated he's been supportive of, more forward leaning on that issue. highways are funding. so many issues that we need to do before the american people. >> it's a big agenda. >> hopefully, we will be able to do that. >> we shall see. congressman steny hoyer, thank you for coming on. my apologies for running a little bit late with you this morning. >> thanks, chuck. fierce fight up north. elliott cutler, and now is back with more mon money and more dr. the two-party system. the key to see iing independent like him elected. gluten free . like cinnamon, honey nut, and chocolate. when you find something this good, you want to spread the word. [ all ] we love chex! whatever happened to good?
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independent eliot cutler came within -- this time around, governor lepage is getting a hand from another outspoken republican. maine is no stranger to independent candidates. the democratic candidate and congressman mike michaud told me he's trying to distance himself from the entire issue of partisanship. >> i'm the only candidate that has a proven track record to work across the aisle to get things done. >> just this morning, bangor daily news has endorsed eliot cutler. good morning to you, sir. >> good morning, chuck. great to be here. >> so, we've seen sporadic success of independent candidates becoming governor.
each one of them -- i've had conversation with his them, from jesse ventura to connecticut, and they both describe the same problem once you actually start governing. that with no political party as your base that unless your own personal approval stays high, once you started going down, it was hard to get anything done. that seems to be the hardest part, governing as an independent. running as an independent is easy. governing as one is hard. how are you going to do it? >> the two parties have moved to the left and to the right. most legislators in the state of maine are looking for leadership in the middle. they would like to succeed. they would like to get things done. we've had 11 straight years of economic decline in the state of maine against the rest of new england. we have huge potential, but we have big challenges. legislators will respond to bold leadership. i don't have any question about
it. >> your candidacy, last time democrats seemed to rally around your candidacy. this time, democrats seem to be going around michaud. if you're seen as a spoler and it leads to lepage's re-election, is that something you're comfortable carrying? >> i'm not a spoiler. i'm a choice. in maine over the last 40 years we've had 10 gubernatorial elections, independents have won three out of four of those. it's one of our strengths of electing independents. governor lepage will be shown the door. there's no question about that. the real question for maine voter sincere whether they want to replace him with someone who can exercise the kind of bold leadership that will turn that around. >> let me reverse the question i asked then why do you think michaud will have a hard time governing? >> he has no experience that qualifies him to be governor. he has demonstrated inconsistent
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believe it or not, search days to go before the runoff between mississippi republican senatored that cochran and chris mcdaniel. mcdaniel, of course, edged out cochran by half a percentage point. they were both short of the 50% mark that one of them would have needed to avoid a runoff. bizarre back and forth over video taken on senator cochran's bed-ridden wife. although no link was made to mcdaniel himself. the race has gotten a bit more intense. breaking it down, i'm joined by washington post reid wilson. they've done a little history, little bit of a reminder of runoffs and frankly their racist past. let's remind people why most runoff states are in the south and were built in for a reason. >> democrats when they moved from conventions to primary elections wanted to keep african-american voters and certain other parties, smaller parties, republican party being
one of them, when democrats controlled the entire south, out. how do you do that? you build a primary election that unites the party around a winning candidate. the primary couldn't do that, p. there could be five or ten candidates in a ray. the top two voters would go to a runoff election which draw more voters than the primary itself. and, by the way, remember this is all before direct election of senators. these were all about gubernatorial runs. democrats running for governor started the primary off. >> in many ways all about ke keeping particularly african-americans. >> it was about keeping certain groups out. in the '30s it was to keep the kkk from winning democratic primaries. >> let's move to what is going on in mississippi here. i guess mcdaniel has a little bit of momentum. it seems like corcoran has stalled. he needed the scandal to create some -- >> there are a couple of surveys that come out not terribly well
known pollster. one kelly ann conaway shows conservative group mcdaniel up by 12 points. it's hard to see in a runoff election where turnout is sma smaller more conservative, more aid logical. it's hard to see how a guy who talks about how well he's done securing appropriations for his state can grow. >> i think the state questions become how many disaffected peel off and support the likely -- the democrat. he is the democrat. >> the one opportunity cook ran has right now is the democrats do not have a runoff. they could have -- you can poll democratic voters into the republican runoff and end up voting for corcoran. as a matter of fact, he was traveling around with former democratic secretary, mike. >> i guess the question is does it go the other way? does corcoran end up or corcoran people end up supporting childress over mcdaniel. >> that's what democrats hope in
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